Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Test Yourself: How well do you know TSMC?

March 28, 2017, anysilicon

Depositphotos_64905389_m-2015 quiz

AnySilicon is proud and exited to launch our first quiz series.

Read More

X-FAB Files for IPO

March 08, 2017, anysilicon


German foundry X-FAB  plans to raise 250M Euros or US$265 million in an IPO in Paris Euronext to support future acquisitions and strengthen its capital structure.
We are on a growth track,” says Rudi de Winter CEO of X-FAB, “and being a public company with increased financial capabilities will further

Read More

Taiwan Maintains Largest Share of Semiconductor Wafer Fab Capacity

February 25, 2017, anysilicon

Microprocessor in hand in front of chip layout

IC Insights recently released its new Global Wafer Capacity 2017-2021 report that provides in-depth detail, analyses, and forecasts for IC industry capacity by wafer size, by process geometry, by region, and by product type through 2021.  Figure 1 splits the world’s installed monthly wafer production capacity by geographic region (or

Read More

Intel Announces $7B Investment in Arizona Semiconductor Fab

February 12, 2017, anysilicon

intel logo

Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich, announced today during his meeting with the US president, Donald Trump, to invest seven billion dollars in the next 3-4 years setting up a chip manufacturing plant in the city of Chandler, Arizona .
Intel, the world’s largest maker of processors for personal computers (PC), will

Read More

X-Fab, SMIC, and TowerJazz each grew by ≥30% in 2016

January 12, 2017, anysilicon


The pure-play semiconductor foundry market is forecast to play an increasingly stronger role in the worldwide IC market during the next five years, according to IC Insights’ new 2017 McClean Report, which becomes available later this month.  The 20th anniversary edition of The McClean Report forecasts that the 2016-2021 pure-play

Read More

300mm Silicon Wafers Market Overview

December 19, 2016, anysilicon


Prior to 2008, the 200mm silicon wafer was used in more cases for manufacturing ICs than any other wafer size. However, since 2008, the majority of IC fabrication has taken place on 300mm silicon wafers.  Rankings of silicon manufacturers by installed capacity for each of the wafer sizes are shown

Read More